Athletic News

Shawnee, Oklahoma- October 12, 2014- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) cross country teams competed in the Oklahoma Baptist University Invitational on Saturday, October 11.  Despite the coarse being soggy at times with standing water in the path, SAGU set several personal records. 

The meet was a test run of sorts since it was held at same course the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament meet will be.

The Lions were down two of their top five runners, but according to Head Coach Jason Covarrubias, others picked up the slack, “Gerardo Nava, Mylik Butcher and Eric Jones stepped up in a big way.  It was a meet for personal records across the table.  This is encouraging come conference time.”

The top three men finished within one minute of each other.  They were led by freshman Gabriel Price who came in 34th place with a time of 27:57.14. Freshman Jose Campos crossed not long after with a time of 28:18.94.  Sophomore Gerardo Nava finished at 28:44.90.  The Lions finished 9th overall. 

The Lady Lions improved their team average by two minutes. Sophomore Destiny Garza crossed the finish line first for SAGU with a time of 20:12.66. Freshman Kelly Cook came in at 21:50.81 and freshman Krystin Metz crossed not long after at 23:12.49.  The women finished in 10th place overall. 

The Lions are aiming to close out the season strong next weekend at Austin College as they gear up for the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship on Nov. 8th.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927 and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.eduor by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

Contact: Natalie Tristan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 214-232-7187


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